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A compelling account of the early years of Glyndwr’s uprising

The first book in a new trilogy which tells the compelling story of the early years of Glyndwr's uprising is published this week.

Glyndwr: Son of Prophecy by the late Moelwyn Jones is an imaginary novel based on the real life and battles of Owain Glyndwr.

The year is 1401, Owain Glyndwr and his growing forces are still no more than a thorn in the side of the English crown. But when a force of some forty men succeed in taking the prestigious castle of Conwy from under the nose of King Henry IV, it marks a dramatic shift in the fortunes of Glyndwr's great Welsh rebellion.

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Terry Davies: One of Wales's first rugby superstars

One of the first superstars of rugby union, Terry Davies, reveals the truth about his life in rugby in the 1950s as well as the loss of his talented brother to leukaemia at a young age in his long awaited autobiography this week.

He also reveals all about what happened to that crossbar that was stolen from Twickenham in 1958.

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'Safeguarding Rugby's Future'

The hugely successful 2015 World Cup obscured the reality rugby union has become too dangerous.

In the updated edition of his John Dawes biography, author ROSS REYBURN recalls the views of Dawes and Carwyn James, architects of the historic 1971 Lions victory in New Zealand, that could transform the modern game.

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Y Lolfa publishers welcome three new staff members

Y Lolfa publishers have welcomed three new staff members this month.

Gwenllian Jones has been appointed Office Manager, Carolyn Hodges as English language editor and Robat Trefor as Welsh language copy editor.

Gwenllian Jones, the new Office Manager, is from Aberaeron and graduated from Aberystwyth University. She previously worked with Avanti in Cardiff before moving back to Ceredigion.

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New book aims to 'introduce the people of Wales to their own history'

A pioneering new book aims to present a journey through Welsh history and 'introduce the people of Wales' to their own history through the Welsh Christian experience.

Our Holy Ground - The Welsh Christian Experience by John I Morgans and Peter C Noble tells of the Welsh Christian story and, through showing how it is rooted in localities, tells the story of Wales.

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Story of an evacuee to 'restore faith in humanity'

In a time of war and instability a new published this week by Y Lolfa will 'restore your faith in humanity' according to a former politican.

Originally published in Welsh, Evacuee – From the Liverpool Blitz to Wales is the remarkable story of Barbara Warlow Davies, an English-speaking four year old, who was evacuated from Liverpool to Talgarreg in Cardiganshire during the Second World War.

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First serious study of William Salesbury’s life and work to be published

The first serious study of the life and work of William Salesbury, published this week, will investigate the disparity between his very real achievements and the hostility shown to him by twentieth century academics.

The Life and Work of William Salesbury by James Pierce is the long awaited biography of William Salesbury, a gifted linguist, scholar and lawyer who dedicated and risked his life to bring to his people the learning and benefits of the Humanist revolution.

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How a looted KGB telephone inspired a novel

A telephone once belonging to the KGB is the inspiration for a new thriller which tells of a struggle for survival against prejudice and fanaticism..

Centered in Brittany, Last Rites by John Humphries begins with a ringing telephone, once belonging to the KGB, with a woman pleading for help at the other end of the line. But how can the telephone ring if it is not connected?

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New book aims to give Welsh leaners 'confidence and self-belief'

There are many books available to help learners but few discuss issues linked with using the language outside class.

Speak Welsh Outside Class – You Can Do It! by Dr Lynda Pritchard Newcombe is a book for Welsh learners which gives tips on how to be more confident speaking Welsh outside the classroom and in the community. It offers tips on how to overcome these types of obstacles as learners progress with their Welsh.

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Marking the 50th Anniversary of Aberfan - A Story of Survival, Love and Community in One Of Britain's Worst Disasters

On the 21st of October 1966, the village of Aberfan in Merthyr Tudfyl was shattered by one of the worst disasters in Welsh and British history.

Following days of bad weather, water from a spring had destabilized a huge coal slag tip – one of the black man-made mountains which surrounded the village. Thousands of tonnes of coal tip waste slid down a mountainside and devastated the mining village of Aberfan. The black mass crashed through the local school, where pupils were celebrating the last day of term.

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